pugnaciously


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pug·na·cious

 (pŭg-nā′shəs)
adj.
Combative in nature. See Synonyms at belligerent.

[From Latin pugnāx, pugnāc-, from pugnāre, to fight, from pugnus, fist; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]

pug·na′cious·ly adv.
pug·na′cious·ness, pug·nac′i·ty (-năs′ĭ-tē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.pugnaciously - in a pugnacious manner
Translations

pugnaciously

[pʌgˈneɪʃəslɪ] ADVcon pugnacidad, agresivamente

pugnaciously

adv behavekampf(es)lustig; (verbally) → streitsüchtig; say, remarkherausfordernd; support, defendhartnäckig

pugnaciously

[pʌgˈneɪʃəslɪ] advin modo battagliero
References in classic literature ?
They moved their heads pugnaciously and kept their shoulders braced.
Why, we valiantly and pugnaciously insist upon the verbal truth, that different natures ought to have different pursuits, but we never considered at all what was the meaning of sameness or difference of nature, or why we distinguished them when we assigned different pursuits to different natures and the same to the same natures.
For some time they continued the argument, and then the intervals between one statement and the next became longer and longer, and they spoke more speculatively and less pugnaciously, and at last fell silent.
Instantly, Sir Ernest's chin was shooting pugnaciously forward.
Many voters, especially those in Ogbomoso geopolitical zone, who do not know the dynamics of politics, have out of annoyance or ignorance, continued to pugnaciously blamed Adebayo Alao-Akala.
But it is a tied truth that any such targeted, terrible and pugnaciously plotted assails by the enemies to subvert the cementing China-Pakistan relations will always be defeated and quashed by our two brotherly countries together.
Recalled in relative tranquility by nostalgia buffs decades later, they still veritably shout and sizzle, pugnaciously harking back to those 'baaaad,' old days, before local action flicks shockingly lost favor with viewers.
The circumstances are pugnaciously swirling into a pandemonium of mass destruction and calamitous human suffering, while the war of aggression, itself, has become a quagmire for its initiators.
Alas, it seems on this evidence that sections of Hajduk Split's travelling support remain pugnaciously ensconced in that era.
In contrast to three national Martin Luther exhibitions in Germany, a new international show in a former jail in Wittenberg entitled "Luther and the Avantgarde" triggers controversy with works by 66 artists.At the starting point in the courtyard, viewers are challenged by a bright orange fist pugnaciously stretched into the sky.
Elsewhere Magritte expounds on technique, claiming cinema as the true champion of the image in the 20th century and rather pugnaciously dismissing Impressionism, Cubism, Futurism (and presumably any other -isms) as being mere devices, heralding much promise but managing only 'fleeting moments of superficial vitality'.
In 1976 I was a feature writer on the South Wales Echo when the then editor, the late and pugnaciously combative Geoff Rich, resisted suggestions for a 10th anniversary edition.